Biden “Plan to urge all Americans to get ‘new’ vaccine for Corona 19”
US President Joe Biden revealed that he is reviewing a plan to inoculate a new Corona 19 vaccine for all Americans.
On the 25th (local time), President Biden, who was on vacation in South Lake Taro, California, USA, met with reporters and said, “I signed a request for additional funding for a new vaccine that is necessary and effective this morning.”
On this day, President Biden added, “It has not yet been finalized,” but added, “It is likely that all Americans will be recommended to be vaccinated regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated before.”
President Biden’s remarks are in line with the announcement on the 20th that the White House plans to urge all Americans to take additional vaccinations (booster shots) this fall.
This is due to the recent re-proliferation of Corona 19 and the situation in which three new variants of the Corona 19 virus are spreading.
Currently, organizations that are making mask-wearing mandatory again are appearing one after another. For example, last week Morris Brown College in Georgia notified all staff and students to wear masks. In addition, schools, hospitals, and businesses are also mandating the wearing of masks.
Earlier in April, the US government announced that it would pursue “Project Nextgen,” an investment of more than $5 billion, as part of an effort to accelerate the development of a new COVID-19 vaccine and treatment.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said, “Our vaccines are still very effective at preventing serious disease, but their ability to prevent infection and transmission declines over time.”
“Immunity that is lost over time and new strains of viruses that emerge in the midst of this will continue to challenge our medical system in the future,” he explained.
In this regard, Moderna said that early data showed that its latest vaccine was effective against the new Corona 19 mutant viruses ‘Eris’ and ‘Phonax’.
In addition to Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax have also developed new versions of vaccines targeting XBB.1.5, a sub-variant of Omicron.
According to the US media CNBC, citing officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the vaccine is currently waiting for approval from the US Food and Drug Administration and is expected to be available to the general public in mid-September. This is the part where the new vaccine is expected to be used for this additional vaccination.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s independent expert advisory committee plans to vote on recommended guidelines for eligibility for the new Corona 19 vaccine through a meeting on the 12th of next month.
Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said both agencies would urge Americans to get three vaccines: a new Corona 19 vaccine, a flu vaccine, and a recently approved respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine.
An official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, “The Corona 19 virus repeats mutations and immunity weakens. For this reason, vaccination will continue to be important this year.”
Experts advise ‘don’t give in to fear’
The mask shortage phenomenon is reappearing. The number of inpatients is also on the rise. Media attention to the new Corona 19 mutant virus is also increasing. In the midst of this, medical experts advise staying calm.
“When people ask me, ‘Will this really happen again?’, I say, ‘I don’t know if it’s real or fake, but fear hurts people,'” said Priscilla Romans, the operator of “GreyCare” in Texas, USA. “I know,” he replied.
A former nurse, Romans is now a patient advocate helping patients better navigate the health care system.
“The concern with these reports is that people are still afraid,” Romans said. “In the first place, people were forced to quarantine when they shouldn’t.”
Current doctor Richard Bartlett also said he thinks the new vaccine is about public control rather than public health.
Bartlett, who responded to an interview with The Epoch Times, criticized that “this is a repeat of the history of attempts to control the public.” Vaccines, masks, lockdown measures and social distancing are not scientifically proven, so these measures should not be forced on people.
“I think this is another power grab, people their children, parents, I am afraid that I will be forced to do more unless I demand my basic rights as a patient for my spouse..”
*Reporter Hwang Hyo-jeong contributed to the translation and organization of this article.